50th Anniversary

Saturday, July 9, 2016




The S.S. Crocker Memorial Race is held annually off the coast of Manchester, Massachusetts. It is a fun-filled family sailboat race founded to celebrate the life and accomplishments of noted American Naval architect S.S. Crocker. The race is open to any and all sailboats. There are six different fleets and awards are given for First, Second and Third in each fleet. Wood and fiberglass boats are welcome. 


The race is sponsored jointly by the Manchester Yacht Club and the Manchester Harbor Boat Club.


S.S. Crocker was described by the late Bud McIntosh (a noted wooden boat builder) as a “brilliant and innovative designer-engineer, superb draftsman, creator of a vast and varied fleet of hansom and useful boats.”